and the Lost Magic

On Sale April 26, 2022

Written by Cameron Chittock and illustrated by Amanda Castillo.

Mapmakers and the Lost Magic is the first in a trilogy of middle-grade graphic novels published by Random House Graphic.

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"Chittock & Castillo use cartography as a beautiful metaphor to understanding self, surroundings, and story magic."

-David Petersen (Mouse Guard)


"Mapmakers perfectly captures that urgent breathless feeling of adventure just beyond one's gaze, and posits that rising to it can help bring about a world that is kinder, more expansive, and grounded in community. A beautifully written and rendered delight from the first page."

–Shannon Watters (Lumberjanes)


Mapmakers and the Lost Magic is a beautiful book that delivers wisdom with humor and magic. A fun, sensitive, rebellious story with characters that dream big! My favorite.”

–Sophie Escabasse (Witches of Brooklyn)



Cameron Chittock is a writer from Northeast Ohio. He grew up surrounded by siblings, wildlife, and comics of all kinds. Cameron’s writing is possible thanks to patient teachers, encouraging friends, and a supportive family. 

Previously, Cameron edited comics, including titles such as

MECH CADET YU, the Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel

NEW WORLD, and the Ringo Award-winning series


Cameron now lives in New England and works in education. When he’s not writing, he enjoys coaching basketball, reading giant fantasy novels, and sitting by the pond with his family. His debut graphic novel MAPMAKERS AND THE LOST MAGIC is on sale April 26, 2022.

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